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This kinda scares me...

Cushings:
Symptoms vary, but most people have upper body obesity, rounded face, increased fat around the neck, and thinning arms and legs. Children tend to be obese with slowed growth rates.
Other symptoms appear in the skin, which becomes fragile and thin. It bruises easily and heals poorly. Purplish pink stretch marks may appear on the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, arms and breasts. The bones are weakened, and routine activities such as bending, lifting or rising from a chair may lead to backaches, rib and spinal column fractures.

I have just about all that.. no fractures, and no striae on my abdomen, but otherwise it sounds accurate. However, there are some things that quite obviously don't match up. I don't take hormones of any kind, and I don't think I have any adrenal or pituitary tumors.. I guess it's not place to say though, as I can't look at my own insides without assistance :P. But the skin fragility and backaches are certainly true. Damn you cortisol. If only it weren't so important.

Mrf.
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